Moto Shiba wins the Skate Vert at X Games.
The X Games started yesterday with three finals, BMX Vert, Skate Vert and Harley Davidson Flat Track. In the BMX Vert, the competition was extremely tough, as legendary figures such as Bob Burnquist competed against young guns such as Moto Shibata or Mitchie Brusco.
As the rules say, there were three runs. Moto Shibata did an amazing 90.00 and stayed in the lead to the end. Therefore the 21 years old from Osaka, Japan won the gold medal. Jimmy Wilkins finished second with 89.00 and went on to take the silver medal.
The bronze was taken by another youngster, Mitchie Brusco. The 20 years old californian did an amazing 88.66 to finish third. For his performance, he took the bronze medal.
Bob Burnquist had a bad day and had to finished only eight. The legendary brazilian will have to wait until Saturday afternoon for the Big Air, where he has won ten gold medals in his career.
The X Games will continue today with the finals from MotoX Freestyle, BMX Street, Women’s Skateboard Street, BMX Big Air.
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The 23rd edition of the X Games will start tonight. A long tradition that has started in 1995 will continue this year in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the home town of four times World Supercross Champion, Ryan Dungey. Over 200 athletes will try to mark their names in the history books of extreme sports.
Ricky Carmichael, Dave Mirra, Bob Burnquist or Tony Hawk. Some of the few legends that have rocked the X Games throughout the years are expecting another guys to step up their game this year. The schedule will start on Thursday night with the BMX Vert and Skateboard Vert as the rest of the schedule is still yet to be determined.
Many other races will be held in the four days, as the BMXers, MTBers, skateboarders and motocross riders will try to get their hands on the coveted gold medals. Also the E-Sports will make their presence felt once again, as the MLG Call of Duty X Games Championship and MLG Counter Strike: Global Offensive X Games Championship will be held.
For more info regarding the event, Wheelies will write a full daily report of the events. You can watch the X Games on ABC and ESPN.
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